As fall arrives in the U.S., many travelers feel the need to head on a trip to a lesser traveled region. People often want to stay in an area with fewer travelers to escape the usual tourist trails. Besides avoiding other tourists, it is also nice to stay in some cosy boutique hotels that stand out from the rest. Here are six of the coolest boutique hotels you can stay in when traveling to the lesser-traveled parts of Oregon, away from Portland and Eugene.
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1. Salishan Spa and Golf Resort, Gleneden Beach
For a real alternative hotel, stay at the Salishan Spa and Golf Resort. This golf resort’s features set it apart from typical cheaper hotels in and around Gleneden Beach. The full-service spa and popular golf course are perfect for unwinding, as are the heated indoor pool and fire pit.
2. Red Lion Hotel, Salem, Oregon
The capital city of Oregon is Salem, but despite the city’s status, it may seem a bit off the beaten track and that’s because it is. There are a number of good hotels in Salem including the Red Lion Hotel, which is an excellent budget option with a full fitness center, business center, and spa.
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3. Inn at Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach
For a treat, stay at the Inn at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach. Set in the picturesque seaside village of Cannon Beach on Oregon’s northern coast, this is an interesting resort made up of cottage style accommodation, all of which have private patios facing a pretty garden courtyard and Spanish-style fountain.
4. Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, Klamath Falls
The quirky boutique hotel Shilo Inn Suites at Klamath Falls gives the intrepid traveler easy access to the stunning Crater Lake National Park. You are also near the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway and there are plenty of activities in and around the region including cycling, stream and lake fishing, and visiting the Lava Beds National Monument.
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5. Guesthouse Vineyard Inn, McMinnville
At the relaxing Guesthouse Vineyard Inn in McMinnville, guests enjoy free breakfast, as well as the use of an indoor pool, spa tub, and a fitness center. The hotel is renowned for having friendly staff who are helpful, informative, and attentive. It is situated on the outskirts of town.
6. Brasada Ranch
The Brasada Ranch is a boutique hotel and resort that caters to the higher end of the market. It is located on a rural ranch and has two restaurants, a golf course, and a full spa available on-site. There is free Wi-Fi in public spaces and indoor and outdoor pools. You are also near many fun Oregon attractions, including the Bend River Promenade, Ochoco Wayside State Park, Redmond Caves Recreation Area, Pronghorn Golf Courses, and Pilot Butte State Park. The ranch itself is family friendly and prices start at $200 US per night.